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Great Opportunity: Aurobindo Pharma Ltd Hiring For Formulation Regulatory Affairs

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd Recruitment :Aurobindo Pharma Ltd is inviting candidates to Apply the Position of Formulation Regulatory Affairs. These vacancies are from Regulatory Affairs Dept.APL is a growing Indian multinational pharmaceutical manufacturing firm with turnover of over US$650 Mn, with presence in more than 22 countries across the globe. APL produces a wide range of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s) and Finished Formulations which is marketed in more than 108 countries

Salk scientists awarded $14.3 million to map circuitry for movement

Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA, CA–(October 18, 2019) A team of Salk scientists led by Professor Martyn Goulding has been awarded $14.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a high-resolution atlas of how the mouse brain generates and controls skilled forelimb movements, such as reaching and grasping. Knowledge generated by the grant will provide a better understanding of not only how the brain

Researchers quantify limitations of health reports from direct-to-consumer genetic tests

Findings reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting Credit: courtesy of Invitae HOUSTON, Texas – Health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that use a limited variant screening approach often yield clinical false-negative results, which pose the risk of informing health care decisions based on incomplete information, according to findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2019 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Limited variant screening tests provide information

Human medicines affect fish behavior

Credit: Anna Nilsen/LiU Human medicines that act on important signal systems in the brain make fish bolder, shows a new study on three-spined sticklebacks by researchers at Linköping University. The results reinforce that the signal substances serotonin and dopamine play important roles in behavioural differences between individuals. Further, it shows that drugs that end up in the natural environment may have consequences for animal life. The study has been published

Harnessing plasmonics for precision agriculture worldwide

A Moore Inventor Fellowship is supporting a Duke engineer in her quest to develop a small, inexpensive hyperspectral camera Credit: Jon Stewart, Duke University DURHAM, N.C. — Maiken Mikkelsen wants to change the world by developing a small, inexpensive hyperspectral camera to enable worldwide precision farming practices that would significantly reduce water, energy, fertilizer and pesticide use while simultaneously increasing yields. While that goal sounds like a tall task for

Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

Credit: Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new Tulane University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, which focuses on New Orleans but could serve as a model for cities around the world, is the first to show how long-term

New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials

Modified multi-layered bismuth superconductor for higher critical temperatures Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct sublayers; by introducing more elements, they were able to achieve unparalleled customizability and a higher “critical temperature” below which superconductivity is observed, a key objective

Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

Tesamorelin prevented progression to liver fibrosis in NIH study Credit: Dr. David Kleiner, NCI Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Cancer Institute, both

SLAS Discovery releases special issue

‘Membrane proteins: New approaches to probes, technologies and drug design’ now available Credit: David James Group Oak Brook, IL – October’s SLAS Discovery features part one of a two-part special issue on “Membrane Proteins: New Approaches to Probes, Technologies and Drug Design.” Part two of this special edition will be featured in December. In her editorial, October’s Guest Editor Mariafrancesca Scalise, Ph.D., (University of Calabria, Italy) outlines the importance of

Key uncertainties identified for models of mosquito distribution in the US

Understanding model limitations could improve strategies to deal with mosquito-borne diseases Credit: CDC/ Prof. Frank Hadley Collins. A computational analysis has identified key regions in the United States where model-based predictions of mosquito species distribution could be improved. Andrew Monaghan of the University of Colorado Boulder and colleagues present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are globally important species that can transmit dengue, chikungunya,